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Old 04-02-2013, 03:10 PM   #166
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If we close under the name of Christmas or Easter don't fix it because it's not broke.
Nobody has an issue with any business being closed on an atypical day, for any reason. The issue is with the thought that more businesses should be closed on what is solely a religious holiday - and yes, there are several posters here with that attitude. Christmas is different. It's a legal holiday.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:19 PM   #167
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I wonder if Christmas would be a legal holiday if it always fell on a weekend day like Easter does. Or if Easter would be a legal holiday if it did not always fall on Sunday.

Are there people who wish that Christmas would be taken off the federal holiday list? I just mean in general and not specifically here. It seems like there would be a movement to have it taken off the federal holiday list since it is ultimately a religious holiday just as much as Easter is.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:19 PM   #168
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Finally! Someone whose opinion (about Target at least) actually counts. So give us the verdict. What's the majority opinion amongst you and your co-workers - being glad the store closes for Easter so you get the day off, or wishing the store was open so you could work?
Everyone i talked to LOVED it!
We didn't even acknowledge Sunday on the schedule paper for fear that they would somehow turn it around and make us work
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:25 PM   #169
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Are there people who wish that Christmas would be taken off the federal holiday list? I just mean in general and not specifically here. It seems like there would be a movement to have it taken off the federal holiday list since it is ultimately a religious holiday just as much as Easter is.
Wouldn't change anything for me, or my wife since all legal holidays are normal work days for us. As someone who has worked in jobs like that for 38 years now, my whole point of starting this thread was that Target being closed was unsual because the trend is to be open on almost all holidays.
There was a thread about this about Black Friday, which started at some retailers at 6 am Thanksgiving Day. Folks were upset with retailers that people had to work Thanksgiving, but the stores were packed at 6 am Thanksgiving morning, so clearly the customers wanted them open then.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:44 PM   #170
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. I don't know if it is a federal or a state law but in my state, and probably others, car dealerships are closed on Sundays by law.
Not Federal law for sure, a few states still have blue laws. I think every car but one I have bought I bought on a Sunday.

Growing up and watching Let's Make a Deal, where they would announced the "manufactuers suggested retail price"......which was what they HAD to sell it for by law in those days, so every store had the same price....those laws went away too.
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Wouldn't change anything for me, or my wife since all legal holidays are normal work days for us. As someone who has worked in jobs like that for 38 years now, my whole point of starting this thread was that Target being closed was unsual because the trend is to be open on almost all holidays.
There was a thread about this about Black Friday, which started at some retailers at 6 am Thanksgiving Day. Folks were upset with retailers that people had to work Thanksgiving, but the stores were packed at 6 am Thanksgiving morning, so clearly the customers wanted them open then.
Actually, after thinking about it, I wouldn't mind them turning the 7 days we have listed as holidays into floating holidays we could take anytime.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:26 PM   #172
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Everyone i talked to LOVED it!
We didn't even acknowledge Sunday on the schedule paper for fear that they would somehow turn it around and make us work
Thanks for the feedback. That's good do hear!
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:11 PM   #173
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Actually, after thinking about it, I wouldn't mind them turning the 7 days we have listed as holidays into floating holidays we could take anytime.
That would be nice except places such as where I work wouldn't allow us to take those days except on really bad business days. Plus they would be shorthanded on the days they are open. It's easier for them to just shut down completely rather than try to schedule days off for umpteen zillion employees and then deal with possible being swamped by fewer employees being there. They have enough trouble with vacations.

I say leave well enough alone. A good friend that I work with who happens to be from India and doesn't celebrate Christmas told me that he is thrilled with getting Christmas off. All of his kids also get the day off and they enjoy spending time together so why ruin that?
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:22 PM   #174
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That would be nice except places such as where I work wouldn't allow us to take those days except on really bad business days. Plus they would be shorthanded on the days they are open. It's easier for them to just shut down completely rather than try to schedule days off for umpteen zillion employees and then deal with possible being swamped by fewer employees being there. They have enough trouble with vacations.
Actually, the companies that have moved away from sick/vacation/holiday time and gone with the pooled time off say they do it because it allows them to spread time off over the whole year, but I suspect they are open holidays.
My industry has the added issue of not allowing time off in February, May, July and November because it's ratings. We get 8 holidays, 4 of which fall in months where time off is forbidden.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:17 AM   #175
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I hope the poor innocent guy Bob NC mentioned who stumbles across this thread while looking up Disney stuff can get a kick out of it and not think we are all this silly all the time .


so true

I know our Target, Kohls & B.J.'s was closed for Easter 2012, don't remember before that.
Does anyone remember if this debate come up last year?
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:30 AM   #176
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In Minnesota car dealers and liquor stores are closed on Sundays and have been forever.

I worked overnight stock at Target from 2002 to 2009. The store was always closed on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The overnight team worked all of those nights. I don't think we worked Christmas Eve night, but I worked many times the days before Easter and Thanksgiving. I would get off work at 5:30am, go home and sleep a bit and then spend the holiday with my family. It sucked and I don't miss it, but you gotta do what you gotta do. I know many Targets have switched to a 4am start for the stocking crew, but I don't know what they do for the holidays now.
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Thanks Space. I thought they were always closed
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:30 PM   #178
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I'm Jewish and was raised with the Jewish faith, however celebrated both as my father is not Jewish. Easter Sunday for me was "just another Sunday" as some put it due to family stuff. It also happened to be my brother's birthday we tried to go out to celebrate and everything was closed. I do not have a problem with stores closing so people can observe their religious beliefs and be with their family. Where my problems lies is the fact that I have to take off from work for my holidays (so I loose double pay since my job is closed on Christian holidays), take off from school (for the longest time my school district didn't close and now I face that with graduate school) and not get the same respect. This past Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur I almost wasn't allowed to have off from work and was almost fired for not being there yet my boss (who isn't very religious may I add) takes every single holiday off. I feel if a store wants to respect one religion than all religions should be respected. Perhaps not every holiday but certainly the most religious from each. America was founded with immigrants and was once called the "melting pot" yet we focus our school vacations, store hours etc upon one religion. Again I am NOT saying it was wrong to close just would be nice for respect all around.
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I'm Jewish and was raised with the Jewish faith, however celebrated both as my father is not Jewish. Easter Sunday for me was "just another Sunday" as some put it due to family stuff. It also happened to be my brother's birthday we tried to go out to celebrate and everything was closed. I do not have a problem with stores closing so people can observe their religious beliefs and be with their family. Where my problems lies is the fact that I have to take off from work for my holidays (so I loose double pay since my job is closed on Christian holidays), take off from school (for the longest time my school district didn't close and now I face that with graduate school) and not get the same respect. This past Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur I almost wasn't allowed to have off from work and was almost fired for not being there yet my boss (who isn't very religious may I add) takes every single holiday off. I feel if a store wants to respect one religion than all religions should be respected. Perhaps not every holiday but certainly the most religious from each. America was founded with immigrants and was once called the "melting pot" yet we focus our school vacations, store hours etc upon one religion. Again I am NOT saying it was wrong to close just would be nice for respect all around.
'm really surprised that, in NY, your schools don't close for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. I was speaking with someone yesterday who said that they usually got 2 days off for each when she was growing up in NY. Around here, in NJ, we get 1 day off for each. I agree with you, though, that employees should be allowed time off for religious observances. Every company I've worked for does.
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'm really surprised that, in NY, your schools don't close for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. I was speaking with someone yesterday who said that they usually got 2 days off for each when she was growing up in NY. Around here, in NJ, we get 1 day off for each. I agree with you, though, that employees should be allowed time off for religious observances. Every company I've worked for does.
Now they do when I was in middle school and high school they did however there were years in elementary school where they didn't close. Before I started school my mom said she would have to take off from work, she works in a school. Nowadays the students get off though.
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